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    “A BOY,” I cried incredulously as the ultrasound tech waved the wand over my ever-growing belly. “Are you sure?” But there was no mistaking the fuzzy images on the screen before me. What did I know about boys? I grew up with a mom and sister,...

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    If are a mom of two (or more!) boys, you can likely relate to the high energy household. My boys would be content to wrestle all day if I would let them. Would love to hear a few tips on how to survive all the testosterone!

  • Toddler

    You probably hear it all the time that girls develop faster than boys. While this might be commonly accepted parenting wisdom, is it true? Is there really a developmental difference between boys and girls? Gender differences in development have...

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    Day 1: School’s out! The excitement is almost palpable as I herd my two boys into the car. Seventeen days of no school! I envision sleeping in. Lazy mornings in PJs, playing cards, board games, and watching movies. A home filled with the smell of...

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    These are the times when parenting can be tough…how in the world are you supposed to be serious when things like this happen?!?! The father in this video did much better than I could have done before he breaks out in laughter. I would have...

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    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) effects an estimated 1 in 68 children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every girl who is diagnosed with ASD, more than four boys are diagnosed. This is partly because ASD can look very...

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    ...This is great! http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/moms-gender-reveal-meltdown...

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    I wanted to point this news article out to you. While, it raises some important questions, there is no doubt that labor induction or augmentation is necessary in certain cases. What do you think?...

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    I love to cook. It’s therapeutic to be in the kitchen planning, prepping, and preparing meals for my family. It is not always easy to find the time with a busy family schedule, but I think we all benefit from regular home-cooked meals. I have...

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    A recent study reported that out of a group of 182 expectant moms, those who chose to not find out the sex of their baby prenatally were more likely to believe that shared parenting roles between mothers and fathers were important. These moms...

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    Saturday morning starts off the same every week. We all mosey downstairs and lounge around until breakfast is ready. At that point the cartoons go off and the fun begins. From the very beginning, we have started our weekend with chores. It has...

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    What’s in a name? Well, when you’re trying to decide what everyone will call your precious bundle of joy for all eternity, a name becomes a pretty important thing. How unique is too unique? Will she look like a Rose, or will he act like a Porter?...

  • Toddler

    Puberty is the stage of childhood every parent dreads. But what happens if your child begins showing signs of puberty at a very early age? Puberty is considered to be to early in girls if it begins before the age of 7 or 8. In boys, early puberty...

  • Baby

    Depending on what you read, xenoestrogens are either causing a major health epidemic among our children, or they are a scare tactic used by political and health activists to make parents worry needlessly. Xenoestrogens are defined as environmental...

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    I have entered a new stage of parenthood. As much as I hate to admit it, I have left behind the days of sweet-smelling babies, Cheerio-strewn backseats, and endless repeats of “Wheels on the Bus.” The sweet smell of the newborn has been...

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    This “Mom Song” by Old Spice is too funny! It proves that no matter how old our kids are (from babies to boys or from boys to men), we never want them to grow up. It also proves that moms can be creepy....

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    Very interesting article on the differences between breast milk for boys or girls: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/02/17/3946253.htm I only have a boy, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I never really had an...

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    We have four boys: 9, almost 7, almost 4 and 1.5. The two middle boys do NOT get along – at all… and it’s maddening! All the other kids get along with each other – it is just those two that are like oil and water. How do you...

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    To apologize for the two tearjerkers I just had to include, I present to you lots of laughs. 1. Couple uses #ShareACoke to announce their pregnancy This creative pregnancy announcement is probably the best thing to come out of the #ShareACoke...

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    Potty training can definitely vary from family to family. Some start it from birth with practicing elimination communication, some do intense 3-day “potty boot camps,” and still others take a wait-and-see approach. Whatever method you choose, they...

  • Parenting

    A recent viral YouTube video from a home security camera shows a 2-year-old boy saving his twin brother in an impressive act of heroism. In the video, twins Bowdy and Brock Shoff were seen playing on the open drawers of a dresser on the early...

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    You notice it when the air changes, or when your husband’s attire goes from T-shirts to jerseys. Football season is here. What better way to celebrate the start of the season than with some awesome NFL dads? Here are some of the best that are...

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    Noel is a French name that can be given to girls and boys. Meaning “Christmas,” the name is traditionally given to babies born during the holiday. The name is more common for boys and it has remained steady within the top 500 names for...

  • Health

    Researchers have discovered that decline of infant eye contact during the first few months of life may be an early sign of autism. A December 2013 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health shows that infants at 2-6 months who...

  • Baby

    Hypospadias is a common birth defect in boys that occurs when the urethra, or opening from which urine drains, is not located on the tip of the penis. Babies with hypospadias may have a urinary opening underneath the tip, along the shaft, or near...

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    With a medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Kristie Rivers is a pediatric hospitalist in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. While her primary role is Assistant Medical Director for the hospitalist program, Dr. Rivers is also the...

  • Baby

    ...Green is a name for baby boys that was first used as a surname. It is a color name that is English in origin. This colorful name is rarely used as a first name for boys in the United States....

  • Parenting

    Moms and dads are usually prepared to deal with masturbation during the teen years, so seeing your toddler touch his or her genitals can come as a shock to first-time parents. But the truth is that children as young as 18 months old masturbate, and...

  • Health

    Asthma is a chronic lung disorder that causes breathing difficulties. During an asthma attack, the air passages in the lung become inflamed and narrow, making breathing difficult. Children may cough, wheeze, or seem short of breath with an asthma...

  • Health

    Leland is an English name that was used as a surname and place-name. It can be given to girls and boys and can be translated to “meadow land.” Traditionally, the name was given to those who lived near a clearing. In recent years, the...

  • Lee
    Health

    Lee is a suitable name for girls and boys. It originates from Old English and can be translated to “meadow” or “pasture.” Lee is more frequently given to baby boys and the popularity of the name has been decreasing in the...

  • Community

    I need advice from parents with school aged children. One of our boys (9) has a horrible time focuses – and not in an ADHD way. He some times lives in his own little world and therefore doesn’t follow instructions at school –...

  • Baby

    Cryptorchidism, or an undescended testicle, is usually diagnosed by the pediatrician before your newborn leaves the hospital. Cryptorchidism describes a condition in which the child’s testicles have not descended from the abdomen, where they...

  • Health

    According to new estimates by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 59 children have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is a 15 percent increase since the last numbers were released in...

  • Health

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is a disease characterized by fever, rash, enlarged lymph nodes, and involvement of the eyes and lips that most commonly occurs in children under age 5. If left untreated, this serious disease can lead to inflammation of the...

  • Baby

    Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, is commonly found in 3-10 percent of babies, most often boys. Most health care providers do not check for this, so it is usually up to the parent to figure it out early on in the baby’s life and seek help accordingly....

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    Hayden is a unisex name that originates from English. It was originally used as an occupational surname and can be translated to “hay valley.” Although the name is increasing in popularity for both girls and boys, Hayden is a more...

  • Kai
    Baby

    Kai is a multicultural name that can be given to girls and boys. In Hawaiian, the name can be translated to “sea,” The Japanese translation of the name is “forgiveness.” Kai also means “willow tree” in Najavo and...

  • Community

    My daughter just turned four. We do evening playdates often, where we have a dinner party with friends who have kids. Generally we bathe them together and read to them before we leave. We just stopped letting our daughter bathe with little boys,...

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    I’m curious how other families decide how many activities to sign their kids up for. Right now we just do swim lessons, but last spring our boys were in two different levels of baseball, all three did soccer, and all three did swim. It was...

  • Parenting

    Home swimming pools can provide endless hours of entertainment for young children in the warm summer months. However, if you live in a home with a pool, constant supervision is simply not enough to protect your child from drowning. There are extra...

  • Health

    Almost all children have difficulty with their speech at some time or another, and as a parent you may worry that your child is not developing properly. Many of these so-called “disfluencies” are perfectly normal and not necessarily evidence of...

  • Health

    Gunnar is a Scandinavian name that has origins in Norse legend. The name can be translated to “bold warrior” or “warrior king.” Gunnar is given to numerous baby boys each year, and the name is consistently within the top 550...

  • Health

    ...Blaine is an Irish name that is suitable for boys and girls. In Gaelic, the name can be translated to “angular” or “slender.” In recent years, Blaine has been slowly increasing in popularity as a name for baby boys....

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    Esteban is a Spanish name. As a variation of the name Stephen, Esteban is generally understood to mean “crowned.” The name has remained steady in the top 400 names for boys in the United States, but Esteban is a much more popular name...

  • Toddler

    Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet for all of us, including children. Yet the fiber intakes of most American children are lower than what’s recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The recommended daily fiber intake for...

  • Parenting

    As an adult, understanding gender differences between boys and girls or men and women can seem pretty cut and dry. But for your toddler, the idea of gender is a new and somewhat more elastic concept. That’s why parents and caregivers should not be...

  • Parenting

    ...Braylen is a modern invented name for baby boys. It is an English name that is a combination of Braden and Jalen. A popular choice for boys that has been increasing in use since the beginning of the 21st century....

  • Parenting

    The name Ashton was originally used as both a surname and place-name. In Old English, the name can be translated to mean “ash trees place.” Although the name is considered unisex, it is much more commonly used for baby boys. Ashton is a...

  • Parenting

    Most children will experience intense emotional and physical changes as they grow, and tantrums are typical, but a line exists between normal acting out and abnormal, negative behavior. When a child’s behavior becomes aggressive, deceitful,...

  • Baby

    Ankyloglossia, the medical term for tongue-tie, is a common birth defect. More common in boys than girls, it affects between 3 and 10 percent of infants, with varying degrees of severity. Tongue-tie occurs when the small piece of skin that connects...

  • Toddler

    Toilet training can be frustrating, for both you and your child. However, there are steps you can take to make it easier on your whole family (and perhaps cut down on the number of accidents!): Be consistent in your approach. As with many kinds of...

  • Toddler

    ...Murray is a Scottish name that can be given to boys and girls. It originated from a surname and place-name and can be translated to “from the land by the sea.” The name remains popular in Scotland for boys....

  • Val
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    Val is a Latin name that can be given to boys and girls. It is a shortened form of the names Valentine and Valerie and is generally understood to mean “healthy” or “strong.” Although the popularity of the name has been...

  • Toddler

    Ellis is a Welsh name that is the Anglicized version of Elisedd. Meaning “benevolent,” the name is suitable for both boys and girls. Ellis is more frequently used for baby boys, and the popularity of the name has been increasing in...

  • Toddler

    ...Rogue is an English word name for baby boys. The name is shared by a comic book character by Marvel comics and the X-Men franchise. Rogue is a very rare name in the United States for baby boys....

  • Health

    Many people think that strokes only affect the elderly. Stroke, however, can and does occur in children. In fact, statistics show that up to 13 children out of every 100,000 have suffered from the neurological event. Boys are slightly more likely...

  • Health

    Dorian is a unisex name that is suitable for girls and boys. It originates from the Greek language and can be translated to “from Doris.” This was the name of an ancient location in Greece. Dorian is more frequently used for boys, but...

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    Braylon is a modern invented name for baby boys. The meaning of the name is unknown, but it is thought to be a combination of the modern names Braydon and Jaylen. Braylon has rapidly increased in popularity since 2004, and it is currently within...

  • Health

    Hayden is a unisex name that originates from English. It was originally used as an occupational surname and can be translated to “hay valley.” Although the name is increasing in popularity for both girls and boys, Hayden is a more...

  • Health

    The name Tyler originates from Old French and Old English. It is derived from the word “tieuleor,” meaning “tile maker,” and “tylere,” meaning a “brick” or “tile.” The name can be...

  • Blog

    Ahhh summer: running in the sprinklers, hands sticky from afternoon Popsicles, the smell of sunscreen and chlorine as the little ones scamper in from the pool. Those are the good days of summer, the days I can’t wait for as the school year...

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    Your newborn’s skin is perfect—right up until it’s not! Newborn babies have tender, new skin that has unique needs of its own. And it can be confusing knowing what to do when your baby breaks out in a rash, thanks to the thousands of products out...

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    From a husband’s desire to add breast milk to his morning coffee to a grandmother who demands her granddaughter eat more—even if she is growing just fine! Dear Bundoo is where we answer your parenting and relationship questions anonymously....

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    Every parent has dreams and aspirations for their children’s future. Regardless of what those dreams are or what your children actually become when they grow up, there are some basic developmental skills that will have long-term benefits into...

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    We have gone through a lot of Band-Aids in our house in the past seven years. In fact, for my son’s fourth birthday, his preschool teacher bought him three boxes of Band-Aids. She thought that might last him the rest of the month. It’s not that my...

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    Kids are picky. Some are really, really picky. Others are a little bit picky. Most are in between. I recently met a woman who complained about her son who was a picky eater. She was curious about why her twin boys were totally opposite in their...

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    Stepfamilies have had a mixed reputation over the years. From Cinderella (a horrible stepfamily) to the Brady Bunch (here’s a story about a blended family that worked), it seems we’ve never been able to make up our minds about blending...

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    Holy hell, what the heck happened to us? Here we were, happily bouncing along in life, our sole purpose to look cute in a tank top and try to keep random boys from ogling us. And then all of the sudden—BAM—life as we knew it was gone, baby, gone....

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    Choosing your baby’s name is one of the most important things you’ll ever do in your life. The name should symbolize all your love, all their potential, the joy you feel, and the honor of your family. Or sometimes you choose a name because you saw...

  • Health

    Kevin is the Anglicized version of Caoimhín, which was first used in the Irish and Gaelic languages. The name is generally understood to mean “handsome” or “kind.” Although Kevin has slowly declined in recent years, the name...

  • Health

    Jean is a unisex name that originates from French. For males, the name is a variant of John, while for females, the name is related to Johanna. The name is generally understood to mean “God is gracious.” Although Jean has been...

  • Health

    ...Kiefer was originally used as an occupational surname. The name is German in origin and can be translated to mean “barrel maker.” Kiefer is not a common name in the United States and it is not used for many baby boys....

  • Health

    Dylan is a unisex name that is Welsh in origin. Meaning “son of the sea,” Dylan is a name that is rooted in Welsh mythology. According to Welsh myth, Dylan was a legendary sea god. For nearly a decade, Dylan has consistently been within...

  • Health

    Edward originates from Old English. It is derived from Eadweard and can be translated to “wealthy guardian.” The name also has ties to royalty, as it was used by numerous Anglo-Saxon kings and kings of England. Edward is still in the...

  • Health

    ...Kieran is the Anglicized version of Ciarán. It is a unisex name that means “little dark one.” Kieran is more common for boys and it has remained steady in the top 600 names in the United States....

  • Health

    ...Leif is a Scandinavian name. It is derived from “Leifr,” meaning “heir” or “descendant.” Leif has been decreasing in popularity in recent years, although it is still in the top 1,000 names for boys....

  • Baby

    A hernia occurs when there is a defect in muscle or tissue of the abdominal wall that allows abdominal contents, usually bowel to push through. They are covered by skin and can be small and subtle or large and obvious. Hernias are fairly common...

  • Parenting

    Young children love to play outside, and riding toys are among their favorite toys. What child doesn’t love to ride on a scooter? But a new study from the Consumer Product Safety Commission has found a dramatic rise in the number of...

  • Parenting

    Sterling is English in origin. It is derived from a surname and is generally understood to mean “of the highest quality.” The name is considered to be unisex, but it is much more common for boys. In recent years, Sterling has been...

  • Health

    Have you ever wondered if your baby or young child can hear you? In the United States, 2-3 out of every 1,000 infants are born with a hearing deficit, according to the National Institutes of Health. Hearing loss in an infant or young child can lead...

  • Health

    ...Larkin is an Irish and Gaelic name for boys that means “rough” or “fierce.” Larkin is not a common name in the United States....

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    ...Dustin was first used as a surname. It is Old Norse in origin and can be translated to “brave warrior” or “Thor’s stone.” The name is still in the top 400 names for boys....

  • Health

    Drew is a unisex name that is a shortened form of Andrew. The name is Scottish and English in origin and is generally understood to mean “courageous” or “wise.” Drew is more frequently used as a boy’s name and it has...

  • Health

    Drake is a male name that has origins in English. In English, the name is generally understood to mean “dragon.” Drake is also a word name that can refer to a male duck. The name has remained steady in popularity in the United States...

  • Health

    ...The name Sonny is English in origin and typically means “son” or “boy.” In addition to being used as a given name for boys, Sonny is also used as a nickname....

  • Health

    Kellen is a unisex name that is used in German and Gaelic languages. The German translation of the name is “swamp,” while in Gaelic, Kellen means “slender.” Kellen has been steadily increasing in popularity for baby boys in...

  • Son
    Health

    ...Meaning “a male child,” Son is a variation of Sonny. The name is rarely given to baby boys and is more common as a nickname....

  • Health

    ...Landry originates from French and English. Meaning “ruler,” the name is also shared by a saint. Landry is widely used for baby boys in the United States, although its popularity has decreased in recent years....

  • Health

    ...Donovan originates from the Irish and Gaelic languages. It is derived from the Irish surname Ó Donndubháin and is generally understood to mean “dark.” Donovan is still in the top 300 names for boys....

  • Health

    Although the meaning of Laelius is unknown, it originated as a Roman family name. It is an uncommon choice for baby boys in the United States.

  • Health

    ...Slate is a word name that originates from the French language. The name is generally understood to mean “blue-gray” or “slate rock.” Slate is an unique name that is not frequently used for baby boys in the United States....

  • Parenting

    October is national Domestic Violence Awareness month. Here at Bundoo, we know that the health of children is dependent on so much more than just what happens in the doctor’s office. Healthy children come from healthy families, and implicit in that...

  • Parenting

    ...The name Rafi is Arabic in origin. It can be translated to mean “exalted” or “noble.” Rafi is often used as a name for Muslim or Jewish baby boys....

  • Parenting

    ...Rafe was first used in Old German. As a variant of Ralph, Rafe can be translated to mean “counsel of the wolf.” Rafe is used frequently for baby boys in Britain....

  • Parenting

    ...The name Raven originates from English. Meaning “blackbird,” it refers to the bird of the same name. Although the name is suitable for boys and girls, it is more commonly given to girls....

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